EA Motive Reportedly Reviving Dead Space

Motive Studios is reportedly working on a Dead Space reimaging for EA.

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EA is reportedly reviving Dead Space, with Motive Studio developing the game. As reported by Gematsu, Motive is supposedly developing a "reimagining" of the original Dead Space games and EA plans to reveal the game during EA Play Live on July 22.

The rumor originated from GamesBeat's Jeff Grubb, who said on the GamesBeat Decides podcast that Motive Studios is working on a dormant EA IP to be revealed at that presentation in July. After that, the story was picked up by VGC, and Eurogamer reported hearing similar rumors. According to Gematsu, the Dead Space revival is being developed by Motive Studios, which previously made Star Wars: Squadrons. EA Motive had previously been working on a project codenamed "Gaia" but it was canceled after six years in development. The new Dead Space is set to be a reimagining of the story and not a direct sequel to the original trilogy.

Dead Space 3 released in 2013 and the series has been dormant since. At the time, EA denied reports that the company canceled the series after Dead Space 3, however, EA would eventually go on to shut down Visceral Studios, the developer of the Dead Space trilogy, in 2017, while the studio was working on a single-player Star Wars game. Dead Space co-creator Glen Schofield has since gone on to announce The Callisto Protocol, a new third-person survival-horror game, being developed by his new studio, Striking Distance.

It is important to note that this is still just a rumor that Motive Studios is working on a Dead Space revival. Nothing has been officially announced and we won't know if it's true or not until EA Play Live happens. EA Play Live is set to take place on July 22 and the only game confirmed to be at the show is the recently announced Battlefield 2042.

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